Two hundred kilometres of ski trails in Kananaskis Provincial Park!
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If you are a history buff, there’s some great reading and photos here. Thank you to Dean Dolph for sending these historical documents for everyone to see.
On the Moraine Lake road description it warns, “the open slide paths along Mt Temple should be traversed as quickly as possible.”
By the 1970s, the eastern slopes of the rockies faced more pressure as people from Calgary searched for recreation outside of the city. Key people in creating the park were Bill Milne, a Calgary architect and environmentalist and Alberta Highways Minister and area MLA Clarence Copithorne. Copithorne was a rancher and planned to upgrade the road access into the Kananaskis Valley to direct people away from ranchlands. Bill Milne challenged the provincial government to consult the public about the highway upgrade, and a resulting survey showed public support for a large protected area. Legend says Premier Lougheed created the park in 1977 after a single helicopter flight over the area arranged by Milne and Copithorne. The park was dedicated on September 22, 1977.